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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Hands holding a duck

    Part of the Clinical Translational Science Award One Health Alliance. Promotes collaboration between disciplines to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment. 

  • Green onions and other vegetable greens

    A graduate-level program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy that fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies and public policy.

  • Girl in greenhouse

    One of the special-interest housing options on campus. Provides a living space for environmentally interested students and a meeting place for the larger Tufts community. Promotes the spread of knowledge and passion for sustainable living.

  • Global Development and Evironment Institute Logo

    A research institute dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. 

  • Man in field of tea leaves

    Research into the effects of extreme precipitation events on tea, secondary metabolite chemistry, farmer responses, and consumer behavior.

  • Group photo of Tufts Eco-Reps

    A group of residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally responsible behavior among their hall mates and peers, and plan related events and activities.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability